Children exploring the soil trays gathered about

Funding Support

Our experience working with schools means that we understand that budgets can be tight.

However, there are a range of funding opportunities to help support your school. These can be general grants or specific to outdoor learning, educational residentials and curriculum subjects such as science and maths.

To help you we've compiled a list of orgainsations that can provide more information about funding opportunities. It doesn’t include every source of funding but hopefully provides a starting point for helping you secure additional resources.

Don't forget to sign up to our monthly newsletter where in Teacher-Talk we highlight up-coming pots of money.

Read here for some top tips!

Good luck and please let us know how you get on and if we can help in any way.

  • Raising the next generation of Eco-Warriors to change the world.

    Eco-Schools and Frugi clothing company have produced the Frugi Challenge, 10 days of eco-activities – differentiated for early years, primary and secondary schools. The challenges can be completed in school or at home. Also 150 schools applying for the first Eco-Schools Green flag are eligible for their accreditation fee to be paid. Funding applications close on Friday 18 December 2020 and schools must submit a successful first Green Flag application before Friday 26 February 2021. 

    Register to apply
  • Awards for all

    Part of the National Lottery each year they give out millions of pounds to good causes. Their money goes to schools that improve health, education and the environment in the local community. Funding size £300 - £10,000

    Awards for all
  • Garfield Weston Foundation

    A consistent theme of the Garfield Weston Foundation is the importance placed on support for education and learning, both within formal school settings and environmental projects.

    Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Jack Petchey Foundation

    The Small Grants programme allows schools that are successfully running the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme to apply for a small grant of up to £750 for school trips in order to further enhance their work with young people.  

    Jack Petchey Foundation
  • Mayor's Fund for London

    All Team London schools are eligible to apply, and successful schools can win funding of up to £1,000. Particularly interested in supporting projects which focus on the Mayoral priorities which include environment and well-being.

    Mayor's Fund
  • Nineveh Charitable Trust

    The Nineveh Charitable Trust supports a broad range of UK-based projects and activities of benefit to the general public, with an emphasis on promoting a better understanding of the countryside.  Schools are eligible to apply.

    Nineveh Trust
  • London Mathematical Society

    Small Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) upwards. The aim is to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics.

    London Mathematical Society
  • The Frederick Soddy Schools Award scheme

    The aim of the Frederick Soddy Schools Awards is to encourage field studies by providing financial support specifically for this work. These awards are given to teachers leading groups of school pupils. Applications are welcomed from UK schools planning fieldwork involving a strong element of human geography. Awards are made of £200 to £600, and cannot support the costs of physical resources. Preference will be given to schools which have not been supported in the previous year’s awards. Deadline: 3 February. 

    Find out more about the scheme